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Advanced Spatial Analysis & Remote Sensing training for faculty at Kabul Polytechnic University, Afghanistan / 2015

John Van Hoesen

John Van Hoesen

Working with the faculty at KPU  was incredibly fun and their eagerness to learn and commitment to their students was inspiring. This mission really made me appreciate these shorter – but intense – experiences and demonstrated how powerful they can be for all participants.

Providing GIS support for any community is as much about the people it serves as it is the software, architecture, technology, etc. Therefore in the same vein as McHarg’s design-with-nature concept, I think our approach to teaching or leveraging a GIS needs to similarly consider the holistic importance of place, not just optimization and functionality

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